Premature Collapse Guide 2022
06 April 2022
PREVENTION OF PREMATURE COLLAPSE - A GUIDE TO THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND INSPECTION OF CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (Version 2)
The BEAMA Guide has been updated to reflect further research, feedback and the release of the 18th Edition BS 7671 Amendment 2 IET Wiring Regulations. The guide has been developed by the Cable Management Group consisting of many of the leading manufactures of CMS (Cable Management Systems) in the UK.
The purpose of the document is to provide a practical guide to enable conformity with current 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2018+A2:2022) regulation 521.10.202. This guidance is to be used for all Wiring Systems (as per BS 7671 110.1.2), which includes fixed wiring for information and communication technology, signalling, cables above false ceilings, control cables and similar systems.
BEAMA have been working on further guidance in respect of premature collapse. In conjunction with many stakeholders, including the fire services and the CFA (Construction Fixing Association), the following guidance has been established for designers, installers, and inspectors.For reference BEAMA are developing test methods and criteria, which do not currently exist, to quantify the performance of cable management systems to prevent premature collapse of wiring systems in the event of a fire.